The Talking Cello
This unique classical music program for kids, (originally developed by teaching artist Sandy Kiefer) introduces one classroom at a time to the cello as storyteller, as a tale is told first with musical accompaniment and then with the cello as the sole narrator. Students also create their own story as a group which is then performed by Nancy and her cello to their delight. During this interactive program, students use finger math, writing, and drawing skills.
Audience Limit: 30-75
Curriculum Connection: Music, Classical Music, Storytelling with Sound and Emotion
Grades PreK or K–1:
Single Show: $250
Single Show: $395
Travel Fee: based upon mileage
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
1 reserved parking space
Water for 1 person
A blackboard, whiteboard, or paper easel
1 adult-size chair without wheels or arms
Performance can take place in a classroom or library.
Students should be sitting on the floor or at their cleared desks in chairs.
Students should be at least six feet away from Nancy and the cello.
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 10 minutes
Time needed between performances: 10 minutes
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.